Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Easter

Here are some adverts that have used the Easter theme to connect with people.

Have a happy Easter!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easy Tilt-shift

For the easiest way to tilt-shift an image go to

You just upload your image, fiddle a few controls and you have your tilt-shift image.

Have fun.


Thursday, March 25, 2010


8:30PM Saturday 27 March

Always feel bad about it, but never actively do something to show it?
This is your chance. It is only one hour.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Old computer parts arts

E-waste is a big problem at the moment and it is only growing.

Miguel Rivera shows one the option of converting them to art.

For more info go to:


Designing everyday objects by recycling

Vinyl Record Bowls

This plant pot is made out of recycled plastics from computer and electronic parts.
Presumably, any toxin’s from the e-waste have been safely removed but you should probably avoid growing anything you will eventually put in my mouth.


Thursday, March 18, 2010


Go to Jen Stark's website to see beautiful geometric paper sculptures.


You have to go and look at this website! It is animated shapes that move with your mouse.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Culture Jams

Here are some culture jams by Laugh it off.

Have fun!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beautiful Images

Here are some beautiful images by Adam Goldberg.

Go to his website for more.
Here are some examples:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Book covers

Here are two book cover designs I like.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Illustrator - Catherine Rayner

Looking at illustrators for our Illustration brief, I found Catherine Rayner. I love her free flowing technique with the colour moving out the lines. This style I find very difficult to do, because the randomness of the colour never appears random to me.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sue O'Kieffe's Nature Inspired Digital Art

A mandala is a concentric diagram having spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism. Sue O'Kieffe's designs are magnificent. They are easy to look at and appreciate.

Visit: Sue O'Kieffe's Nature Inspired Digital Art blog


Pledge for Earth Hour!

Please remember to pledge yourself or organisation for Earth Hour 2010!
Switch off the lights of your home on 27 March from 8:30pm – 9:30pm.

For an interesting website go to the WWF Earth Hour website. The Content window is static but the background moves when the mouse is moved.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

WWF Advertising Campaigns

In my opinion WWF has some of the best advertising campaigns. Go to Speckyboy to view a wide range of their campaigns. Here are two great examples:

This one is a wonderfully designed paper towel dispenser.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Distressed look

Isn't this a great awareness poster?

This can be a very good reference for our illustration brief.

I like the tatty effect.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Why do we leave it up to others?

Why do we all expect others to take an action against global warming and other environmental problems, when we are not will to?

Gandhi was right to advise:

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Heather Jansch

Heather Jansch

Here is an example of an artists that has taken her two passions, drawing and horses, and combined them to create her art. She uses recycled driftwood and bronze to create these elegant horse sculptures.

Fortune Filly and Devon Lad


This just shows how beautiful artwork can become if we are inspired by our passions. not to mention how 'throwaway' objects can be recycled.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Origami Speakers

OrigAudio has created an affordable, self-powered speaker made from recycled paper.

The speakers fuse "modern art, graphic design, music, and Asia's ancient origami art form" to create 3-inch portable cubes. They come in five designs, or you can create your own.

They're only 1 watt, which makes one wonder how loud they'll be. But the speakers will slip easily into your luggage, or laptop case, and sound "pretty good" for the price.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Eco-friendly ink - Soy ink

For those of you that are interested, there is an ink available that is non-toxic to the environment. It is Soy ink. Yes, is made from the soybean whereas traditional ink is petroleum based. It is available in brighter colors, and makes it easier to recycle paper.

Some disadvantages though are:
  • It is slower to dry than many inks
  • It cannot be used in ballpoint pens and personal printers
  • Soybean production is also a major source of deforestation in the Amazon basin in Brazil resulting in the release of carbon into the atmosphere and contributing to global warming.

For more information go to


Monday, March 1, 2010

Effective if not crude

This crude advert was put up to raise awareness of environmentally hazardous drainage that people get accustomed to seeing. Here GFEP want you to take note of it.

Do you think it is too crude?